12-health system consortium to answer public’s COVID-19 questions using patient data

UC San Diego Health, the Veterans Affairs healthcare system and 10 other health systems teamed up this week to launch a  COVID-19 research consortium that answers questions submitted by the general public using patient record data. … The COVID-19 questions site can pull from data of more than 45 million patients, including more than 59,000 who tested positive for COVID-19 and 29,000 who were hospitalized with the infection. The 12 health systems, representing more than 200 hospitals, participating in the consortium are: … University of California, Irvine ….